The tense psychological thriller The Loft is out. It’s a remake of the 2008 Belgian film of the same title. Reviews of the American take are mixed. Deadline says “it fails to elevate” while the Huffington Post says it’s “so much better than you think it is going to be.” In The Loft, actors Karl Urban, Wentworth Miller, James Marsden, Matthias Schoenaerts and Eric Stonestreet portray five married guys who secretly share a loft in the city where they have their affairs. When a woman’s dead body appears they turn on each other.
The female characters in the film are not prominent players. Huff Post says actors “Isabel Lucas and Taylor (who play Sarah and Jane), manage to make their presence known. Both are beautiful women and that adds to the validity of their roles.” Deadline says the women “are objects to service the plot.” RogerEbert.com describes The Loft as “a combination of ‘The Apartment,’ minus the caustic wit and interesting characters, “Reservoir Dogs” sans the powerful sexual tension and a below-average episode of ‘Law & Order SVU.'”